· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · December
· · · · 03 (5 entries)

Give One, Get One · Prob­a­bly everybody’s heard of this: do­nate an XO lap­top to a ran­dom Third-World kid and get one for your­self. I can’t imag­ine any self-respecting geek not sign­ing up for this, so I just did.
Hate Apple Day · Black Beau­ty, my nice lit­tle MacBook, had a disk melt­down and I dropped it off at the shop eleven days ago. I switched back to the N-1 Pow­erBook, and have been too busy run­ning around and prepar­ing for one thing or an­oth­er to think about set­ting up a new com­put­er, so I didn’t pester them. So to­day I called in and they said “Apple doesn’t have any 120G disks in stock, and there’s no ETA for the part, and we can’t call and ask them to ex­pe­dite un­til ten busi­ness days have passed.” I said “So how about a dif­fer­ent disk then?” and they said “Well, pro­ce­dures are we have to do it this way, but if you want­ed to pur­chase a third-party disk...” Is it just me, or is this fair­ly out­ra­geous?
[Dear LazyWe­b: The com­menters have ad­vised me to slap in a new disk, so I will. Ques­tion is, where in Van­cou­ver is a good place to buy one? Thanks in ad­vance.]
[The LazyWeb sug­gests NCIX. Any­thing on this list leap out at the eye of the Mac-savvy?]

New NetBeans · The bits were post­ed ear­li­er to­day. NetBeans 6.0 is live ...
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Northern Voice 2008 · In Van­cou­ver, Fe­b. 22-23, the North­ern Voice “personal blog­ging and so­cial media” con­fer­ence. Lau­ren has more de­tails. My fa­vorite lit­tle blog­ger con­clave.
Matthew-6:9.txt#line=,1 · That would be Our Father, who art in heav­en. Which is to say, when you a URI that has #what­ev­er on the end, what #what­ev­er means de­pends on what kind of thing it is. Up till now, if it was just a chunk of text (tex­t/­plain in web-geek lin­go), it didn’t mean any­thing. Now it does. I have a spe­cial in­ter­est in this one ...
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